It’s time for me to confess. I’m a member of the international socialist movement. I must be because I’ve now written for the movement’s website. Are you surprised? No more so than I. The bizarre facts to follow.
I’ve been on Twitter now for a few months. You never know who is going to retweet you or how connections are sometimes made. I discovered last night through the “connect” section that the American Socialists were trumpeting their online site, complete with stories. For some reason, my Twitter name was linked to it. Curiosity naturally overcame my surprise, so I clicked on the URL. Up came the The International Socialist.
Eager to know why my name had been prominent in the tweet, I began to scroll through the site. A little ways down, under a section titled “Society,” was a link to my blog from yesterday. In bold letters, I read “The Obamacare Rollout: Pondering Principles.” It listed my name as the one sharing this “story.” By clicking on it, I was immediately transferred to my own website.
So there you have it. I am now a certified contributor to the international socialist movement. If you want to check it out for yourself, go to paper.li/socialistagenda/1333812019.
Bizarre is the right word. Who, responsible for that website, would ever place my blog there? Did they read it? I wrote about socialism, for sure, but what I wrote was hardly in agreement with their aims. If whoever decided to link to the piece had looked at it carefully, that person would have seen quotes like the one from Wes Pruden: “Obamacare is the work of Marxists—Groucho, Chico, Harpo,” and the one culled from Thomas Sowell: “Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”
My first response to seeing my blog on that site was shock. Truly, I was speechless. That was followed by a giggle [believe me, I don’t giggle often] and some satisfaction that by some mistake many socialists would be exposed to truth. Whether this was a mistake by an individual or a providential act of God is a pointless speculation. I’m just gratified I’ve found a new audience, so to speak.
However, for those of you who may begin wondering about my Christian conservative bona fides, I offer proofs of my true feelings about socialism and its effects:
And for good measure, here’s an illustration of how I think socialism works:
I wonder: Should I check the American Communist Party website later to see if today’s blog can be found there?